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    Ravenshead is a tour-de-force, combining a brilliant, multi-faceted score with the dazzling physicality and mordant wit of Rinde Eckert in performance. A meditation on the meaning of heroism versus hubris, of competence versus charisma, this material might be dull and pedantic in other hands, but brilliant composer Steve Mackey, acclaimed writer/performer Rinde Eckert and the phenomenal Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band pull off what the New York press called "... equal parts MTV video and Metropolitan Opera. The finale was a sheer blowout of energy."

    Ravenshead is based on the story of Donald Crowhurst, as reconstructed by Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall in their book The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst.

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released March 4, 2016

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Paul Dresher Ensemble San Francisco, California

We create, produce and tour new works of experimental opera and music theater.

We perform concerts of contemporary chamber music written by an eclectic group of living composers, usually combining electronic with conventional acoustic instruments.

We collaborate and perform with ground-breaking artists in other disciplines, and with theater and dance companies around the United States.
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